Belmont Nevada - Part 3 "The Main Street Grand Tour"

In this clip will focus mainly on Main Street itself visiting sites like saloons, homesteads, ruins of the bank and Cosmopolitan. Your going to also see relics of the past such as old wagons and mining equipment. As you can see everything is scattered along Main Street ranging from wood to stone and brick structures. Belmont aka Transylvania was founded in 1865 when a Native American found a rich piece of Silver Ore. It sprung up as a tent camp eventually their were five mills processing ore and quite a few mining claims. This town had it all which included two saloons, red light district, Chinatown, race track, hospital, five restaurants, whiskey shops, main general store, four stores, livery stable, assay office, bank, school, three newspapers (Belmont Courier, Mountain Champion & Silver Bend Reporter), blacksmith shop, telegraph office, hotels, dance hall, post office, two cemeteries and a church. Today most of what was is simply gone but what is left is meant to be enjoyed and shared. It really was an amazing bustling town at one time and one can envision how it must had looked before it fell into disrepair. This is our grand tour of Belmont and we will return in the future to do more extensive research. But you will get to see many great sites such as the home where Tasker Oddie resided and the Doctors House. Many of the residents here ended up eventually becoming senators and Belmont was home to many notable figures in the American west including Jim Butler who founded Tonopah Nevada. People came to Belmont for its Springs the ground was fertile so corn, apples, apricots and crops were grown here.
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